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Mr Simon Blackburn joined Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon in 2014.
Simon’s main area of clinical interest is in gastrointestinal surgery as well as treating children born with abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, diaphragm and abdominal wall.
Having taught anatomy throughout his postgraduate training, Simon developed a keen interest in teaching and gained a Masters in Surgical Education from Imperial College London in 2012.
Simon was appointed Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor for Great Ormond Street Hospital in February 2015.
Simon’s undergraduate medical education was at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ medical school. His postgraduate training was in South East England and included posts in Brighton, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster, Southampton and St Georges Hospitals.
Simon became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013, and was awarded the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Medal for his outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination.
BSc(Hons) University of London, 2000
MBBS University of London, 2003
MEd Imperial College London, 2012
FRCS (Paed Surg), 2013
Areas of interest
Simon’s main area of interest is in gastrointestinal surgery as well as treating children born with abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, diaphragm and abdominal wall.
- Manisha Patel
- The London Children's Surgery Group Harris International Patient Centre Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children The Octav Botnar Wing Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London
Simon has an ongoing interest in clinical research and has published and presented internationally on gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He also has a research interest in surgical education.
Simon is an enthusiastic cyclist and enjoys spending time away from work in the company of his two young children.
British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Medal for outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination, September 2013.
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